JobTrain is committed to helping those who are most in need to succeed. Our purpose is to improve the lives of people in our community through assessment, attitude and job skills training, and high potential career placement.
JobTrain is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and training institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Each of JobTrain’s programs combines vocational training, academics, and essential skills development, preparing students to turn their lives around—from unemployment and poverty to success and self-sufficiency. Strong partnerships with employers ensure that students receive the training they need for employment so that businesses can find motivated workers who are well trained for their jobs. For 50 years, JobTrain has been adapting to meet current employment needs. Since its inception, more than 190,000 low-income individuals and their families have benefited from JobTrain’s programs.
JobTrain also helps individuals prepare for the workforce with academic and aptitude assessment, computer literacy training, resume preparation, job placement and support services. Each student receives one-on-one support from a counselor who helps them navigate their individual challenges and identify career goals.
JobTrain partners with a network of corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations focused on economic development, workforce, and quality of life issues. San Mateo County contracts with JobTrain to operate the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Center. A Single Stop office, located at JobTrain, assists clients in obtaining eligible benefits (such as food stamps, medical insurance and unemployment insurance), and offers free tax preparation, financial counseling, and legal assistance.